|Village of Penzlin|
Street in Alt Rehse (2003)
|• Total||9.11 km2 (3.52 sq mi)|
|Elevation||17 m (56 ft)|
|• Density||37/km2 (95/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
During the Nazi era it was the site of an Institute of Genetics, run by Dr Hermann Boehm, and the Führerschule der Deutschen Ärzteschaft (Leadership School of German Medicine). At this school, doctors, nurses and midwives attended a six-week course, during which they studied Nazi racial ideology, genetics, "racial science" and eugenics under Boehm. Students wore uniforms and were expected to participate in sports as well as hard daily exercise and to carry out physical labour. It was the eventual intention that all German medical professionals would pass through the school.
Buildings that accommodated the students were built in the style of traditional, rural thatched cottages. At least one still carries inscriptions indicating it was built in "Year 3", i.e. 1936, the third year of the new, Nazi era.
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